You can call it what you like, but if you are stuck in your comfort zone you are missing that element that makes you reach higher, come up with a plan to achieve more and really take a good hard look at your work performance. It can be called constructive criticism, good friction, or good old fashion advice from a colleague or a friend. The key is when you are given it, do you get defensive, or use it as the valuable tool it is meant to be? Professionals who want to grow at work, or even people who want to grow within themselves, look at the critique, evaluate it for it validity and make some changes within themselves to push themselves to higher levels.
- Good friction is a term for constructive feedback that may make you uncomfortable.
- Critical feedback is an important tool for growth and learning.
- You should want and accept criticism in order to improve yourself.
“what we miss when we get defensive to feedback is an opportunity to learn, get curious, and improve work that’s important and meaningful to you.”